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Men and family/friends who are wanting to seek more information about prostate cancer treatment and supportive care services available to them are invited to a free education evening.

The event is hosted by the South Australian Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaborative (SA-PCCOC) and co-sponsored by the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health.

Bookings are at: https://prostatecancerlivingwellaftertreatment.eventbrite.com.au

 

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Centre researchers Dr Luke Selth, Head of the prostate cancer research program in the Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories  and A/Prof Lisa Butler, Head of the prostate cancer research program at SAHMRI, have been profiled as health (research) leaders from the University to honour the 120 year anniversary of Sir Howard Florey.  See Adelaide Now article where Luke and Lisa are featured with our dedicated consumers Dario Priori and Norman Thompson.

The University also welcomed back Alumnus, Prof Chris Sweeney, a Medical Oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and long term research collaborator with Professor Wayne Tilley in the Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories.  Professor Sweeney’s academic focus is the management of prostate and testicular cancer, and he spoke on advances in the pharmacological treatment of advanced prostate cancer.

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We welcome Mrs Casey Peters (left) and Dr Kristy Giles who have joined the Centre recently.

Casey was appointed to the position of Research Support Administration Officer for the Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories. Casey is a Flinders University Science Honours graduate, and brings relevant experience working in large and successful  research teams, being the Research Education and Research Support Officer for the University of Adelaide, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health.

Kristy has been appointed as a Post-Doctoral Researcher for the BRAIN Consortium, led by Dr Phillip Tully, and for athe research program investigating lower urinary tract symptoms in men and depression, lead by Dr Sean Martin.  The international BRAIN Consortium project, funded by the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (USA) is looking at whether fluctuations in blood pressure are associated with dementia and vascular brain health, and secondly, whether the use of certain blood pressure drugs can promote better cerebrovascular health.

Kristy has worked in the area of stroke research and care of persons with dementia in residential aged care. More recently her PhD in Psychology at the University of Adelaide examined the impact of treatment with chemotherapy on cognitive functioning. This position will allow Kristy to pursue her academic interest in the way drugs can impact on cognitive functioning broadly.  Kristy was most recently a Research Fellow in the School of Translational Health Science at the The Joanna Briggs Institute, and she also brings to both projects a strong skill set in meta-analysis and comprehensive systematic reviews.

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A recent review article published by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, highlights the growing health epidemic of anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) use in young men, and discusses the need for long-term studies of the health effects of AAS, particularly defining the increased risk of AAS cardiovascular disease, infertility, liver toxicity, and mental health issues. […]

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Next up in our podcast series showcasing researchers from the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health at the University of Adelaide, we hear from Dr Sarah Appleton Post-doc Research Fellow (the University of Adelaide) talking to Cameron about sleep hygiene.  Sarah is based at both the Basil Hetzel Institute at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the South Australian […]

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The Centre congratulates members Professor Robert Adams,  Dr Sarah Appleton and Co-Investigators on being awarded funding from the Hospital Research Foundation to undertake a repeat in-home sleep study of nearly 1000 South Australian men from the MAILES cohort who previously underwent in in-home testing in 2012. This will be one of only two studies internationally where such a […]

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The Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories is hosting a visiting lecture by Professor Anna Philpott, Deputy Head of the Department of Oncology, Hutchinson / MRC Research Centre, Cambridge BioMedical Campus, University of Cambridge, UK. Date:     Friday, 28 September, 2018 Time:    3.00pm – 4.00pm Venue:  First Floor Lecture Theatre (1059a/1059b), Adelaide Health & […]

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Please join us for the September Men’s Health Research Lunchtime Seminar Our speakers are: Mrs Holly Evans  FFCMH PhD candidate – Behavioural Psychology/Preventative Health group “Development and evaluation of ‘Exercise Guide’: An individualised web-based exercise guidance tool for men with metastatic prostate cancer” Speaker 2:  Mr Sonnay Uy   “The FFCMH data repository – purpose and procedures” When:  […]

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The Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health is offering scholarships to support students to undertake Summer Vacation Research Projects in 2018-2019.  University of Adelaide and Non-University of Adelaide students are eligible to apply. Men’s health research projects will be based at SAHMRI and the Health and Medical Sciences Building at the University of Adelaide. A summary of […]

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The Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories is hosting a visiting lecture by Professor Jennifer Richer, Head Scientist and Co-Director of the Cancer Center Pathology Core, in the Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Colorado. Date:          Friday, August 17, 2018 Time:         3.00-4.00pm Location:   Verco Lecture Theatre (G033), […]

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